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replicateverb

uk   us   /ˈrep.lɪ.keɪt/
[T] formal to make or do something again in ​exactly the same way: Researchers ​tried many ​times to replicate the ​originalexperiment. [I or T] specialized biology, computing If ​organisms and genetic or other ​structures replicate, they make ​exactcopies of themselves: Chromosomes replicate before ​cellsdivide and ​multiply. Computer ​viruses replicate themselves and are ​passed along from ​user to ​user.
replication
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌrep.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal
(Definition of replicate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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replicateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈrep·lɪˌkeɪt/
to ​copy or ​repeat something: [T] Researchers ​tried to replicate the ​originalexperiment. biology To replicate an ​organism, ​cell, or ​DNAmeans to ​produce an ​exactcopy of it.
replication
noun [C]  /ˌrep·ləˈkeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of replicate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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